TechValidate Research on Esko

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Main tools to communicate in the design process

How do you align and communicate with your stakeholders, like customers, CSR’s, sales reps?

Email: 73%
Project management tool: 13%
Online platform: 9%
Other: 4%

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How do you align and communicate with your stakeholders, like customers, CSR’s, sales reps?

Email: 73%
Project management tool: 13%
Online platform: 9%
Other: 4%

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What is the biggest bottleneck in your design process today?

Unclear design requests: 46%
Long customer approval cycles: 17%
Providing a price estimate to my customer: 12%
Integration between structural design and graphic design: 9%
Lack of visibility, tracking and reporting of jobs: 8%
Difficulty locating and sharing assets: 4%
Other: 5%

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How do you rate ArtiosCAD for the following, in comparison to competing packaging structural design software?

Much better Significantly better Better Worse

Product performance / Speed
Innovation
Quality / reliability
Customization
Service

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How would you rate the following ArtiosCAD features?

Excellent Good Poor

User interface
Standards library
3D Toolset
Parametric engine
Design toolset

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Main benefits from using ArtiosCAD

Since using ArtiosCAD, what main operational benefits has your company realized?

Design better quality products
51%
Develop products more efficiently - at a lower cost
49%
Strengthen the relationship with our clients by providing faster turnaround
43%
Develop more innovative products
41%
Reduce material waste due to virtual 3D samples
28%
Improved communications with internal stakeholders
20%
Other
7%

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Main benefits from using ArtiosCAD

Since using ArtiosCAD, what main operational benefits has your company realized?

Design better quality products
51%
Develop products more efficiently - at a lower cost
49%
Strengthen the relationship with our clients by providing faster turnaround
43%
Develop more innovative products
41%
Reduce material waste due to virtual 3D samples
28%
Improved communications with internal stakeholders
20%
Other
7%

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What are the main reasons you chose to invest in ArtiosCAD?

Ease of use
55%
Parametric designing & parametric rebuild capability
50%
3D design and visualization capabilities
47%
Ability to work with multiple CAD formats
39%
Ability to support your workflows
35%
Level of integration with other applications
27%
Market position
18%
Cost of solution
5%
Other
8%

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Esko’s WebCenter Helps Pharmaceutical Companies Prevent Recalls!

How significant is WebCenter for ensuring you prevent recalls?

WebCenter is the main driver in preventing recalls: 13%
WebCenter is highly significant in preventing recalls: 31%
WebCenter is signifcant in preventing recalls: 44%
WebCenter is somewhat significant in preventing recalls: 13%
WebCenter is not significant in preventing recalls: 0%

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How important has WebCenter been in ensuring your packaging is “first time right”?

Vitally important: 23%
Highly important: 52%
Important: 20%
Less important: 5%

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What is the main reason your organization decided to implement WebCenter?

Increase efficiency in our packaging / artwork development process
100%
Gain visibility into our packaging / artwork process
65%
Get products to market faster
39%
Increase traceability of the packaging/labelling process
39%
Automate packaging development
35%

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73% of flexible packaging converters outsources prepress to multiple suppliers

If you outsource prepress, how many tradeshop suppliers do you work with?

1: 27%
2 - 3: 47%
4 - 5: 18%
6 - 7: 5%
More than 7: 3%

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Top 5 reasons flexible packaging converters with in-house platemaking outsource prepress work

If you outsource prepress, why?

It is requested by my customers / brand owner
41%
It's not our core business
19%
I lack the required knowledge, skills and/or staff
13%
Capacity / Backlog
10%
It’s more cost efficient
7%
Other
23%

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65% of flexible packaging printers with in-house platemaking continue to source support from Tradeshops

Do you continue to work with Tradeshops after insourcing platemaking? If so, what kind of support do you require?

Yes, they supply most of my flexo plates: 5%
Yes, they occasionally supply flexo plates: 23%
Yes, they handle prepress and supply LEN files, ready to image: 24%
Yes, they supply print-ready artwork for one-ups: 8%
No: 35%
Other: 5%

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Business impacts of insourcing flexo platemaking

What are the main business impacts of insourcing flexo platemaking?

Less time wasted waiting for plates
68%
More flexible production planning
65%
Overall cost reduction
59%
Deliver a better service to my customers
56%
Produce more jobs
37%
Lower rejection rate of printed material and plates
28%
Other
3%

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Business drivers to insource flexo platemaking

What were the main reasons for you to insource flexo platemaking?

Improve uptime of my printing press
63%
Making plates ourselves is cheaper
62%
Need for faster replacement for damaged or worn-out plates
55%
Become independent and own the whole process
51%
Platemaking process has simplified significantly
31%
Growth in plate volume justifies insourcing
28%
Plate quality is inconsistent when sourcing from multiple tradeshops
26%
Other
10%

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Growth areas for Large Format Printers

What growth areas do you consider for your business?

E-Commerce / online ordering
43%
Display production
51%
Special & unique applications and materials
51%
Service and project handling
36%

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Main operational benefits with a Kongsberg table

What types of operational benefits does your company realize since it installed its Kongsberg table?

Increased throughput of cutting materials
76%
Offering more products and services to my customers
70%
Improved finishing quality of the final product
55%
Increased profitability
48%
Reduced material waste
36%

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Kongsberg table increase throughput significantly

By what percentage does your Kongsberg table increase your throughput compared to before you had a Kongsberg table?

More than 50%: 58%
25%-50%: 25%
10%-25%: 13%
0-10 %: 3%

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Majority of CEO’s claim more than 50% increase in throughput with a Kongsberg table

By what percentage does your Kongsberg table increase your throughput compared to before you had a Kongsberg table?

More than 50%
52%
25%-50%
26%
10%-25%
20%
0-10 %
2%

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Top reasons to choose a Kongsberg Digital Finishing table for Sign making

What are the main reasons you have chosen to invest in a Kongsberg Digital Finishing table?

Able to handle a wide range of materials
77%
Robustness of the Kongsberg table
49%
Superior finishing quality
39%
Esko offers integrated solutions – not only a Kongsberg table
31%

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Main Reasons CEOs chose to Invest in a Kongsberg Table

What are the main reasons you have chosen to invest in a Kongsberg Digital Finishing table?

Able to handle a wide range of materials
84%
Robustness of the Kongsberg table
64%
Superior finishing quality
42%

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What were the main reasons for you to insource flexo platemaking?

Improve uptime of my printing press
63%
Making plates ourselves is cheaper
62%
Need for faster replacement for damaged or worn-out plates
55%
Become independent and own the whole process
51%
Platemaking process has simplified significantly
31%
Growth in plate volume justifies insourcing
28%
Plate quality is inconsistent when sourcing from multiple tradeshops
25%



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